As a teaser to a new product that will be announced next month, KEF has unveiled its innovative Uni-Core technology. The patent-pending tech promises a new take on its subwoofer and loudspeaker designs and claims to deliver mighty performance from an ultra-compact form. Using dual force-cancelling drivers concentrically arranged with overlapping voice coils of different sizes, a single motor energises both cones. As each cone moves backward, the different-sized voice coil is able to occupy the same space. This space-saving tech allows the cabinet to be more compact compared to conventional driver arrangements, the company says.
Head of Research & Development, Dr Jack Oclee-Brown says: “To deliver deep and loud bass from a compact product is a big engineering challenge. The Uni-core is a breakthrough technology for KEF because it allows us to pack two drivers into a tighter space without compromising their performance.”
We look forward to learning about the new Uni-Core product(s) next month but in the meantime, we’re excited to confirm that we’ve just taken delivery of the company’s LS50 Wireless II streaming speaker system. Look out for our full review coming soon.
KEF was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925-1995). Headquartered, in those early years, in a Nissen Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry in the UK, after more than half a century at the cutting edge of audio the company remains committed to excellence in sound. From ground-breaking Uni-Q technology to the bar-setting LS50 Wireless, KEF’s flair for the unusual – and sometimes controversial – balances an obsession with design in harmony with the most innovative engineering. KEF’s reputation for quality is founded on a refusal to compromise on aural authenticity or experience.